5 easy to follow life-hacks to enhance your vision

Regular eye check-ups could help monitor and maintain your good vision. But there are other ways that could help you prevent eye damage and improve your eyesight

5 easy to follow life-hacks to enhance your visionYou may be working in the office, the road, kitchen, construction area or just in your room, and your eyes play a very important role in your daily activities: from turning off your alarm to preparing your bed for a good night sleep. You need to keep your eyes healthy. Washing your hands, adding vegetables […]

How does the brain adapt to hear better after vision loss?

Adults who lost their vision at an early age have more refined auditory cortex responses to simple sounds than sighted individuals, according to new neuroimaging research published in the Journal of Neuroscience

How does the brain adapt to hear better after vision loss?The study is among the first to investigate the effects of early blindness on this brain region, which may contribute to superior hearing in the blind. Both scientific studies and anecdotal evidence have suggested that people who experience vision loss often develop a more enhanced sense of hearing. So what happens inside the brain? According […]

9 signs you can’t ignore when it comes to your child’s eye health

A thorough eye test can detect a variety of eye conditions which, if left untreated in a child, could affect their eye health later in life, potentially even leading to partial or complete loss of sight

9 signs you can’t ignore when it comes to your child’s eye health“Vision isn’t the first culprit parents think of when their child is struggling in school, but it can be playing a part in their child’s poor school or sports performance,” says Marcela Frazier, an Associate Professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology. A thorough eye test can detect a variety of […]

Simple and effective ways to reduce fall risk in elderly people

From making changes at home to reviewing your medications, here are five simple ways you can reduce your risk of falls and injuries

Simple and effective ways to reduce fall risk in elderly peopleFalls are the leading cause of injuries among older adults, at times leading to long-term complications and discouraging them from being physically active. Here are a few simple and effective steps one can take to reduce their risk. Regular eye check-ups Eye health plays an important role here, if you are sensitive to light or […]

Protecting eye health: Separating myths from facts

Of your five senses, which one are you most afraid of losing? If you're like most people, your answer is your ability to see

Protecting eye health: Separating myths from factsBecause our eyesight is so precious, it’s no wonder that myths abound about your eye health, what can damage our eyes, and what can protect them. Here, we debunk five common myths, and tell you how to truly keep your eyes healthy. Myth: Doing eye exercises will delay the need for glasses. Fact: Eye exercises […]

Is LASIK safe? Here are the possible health risks of laser eye surgery

You may find the use of contact lenses and spectacles inconvenient for a number of reasons. It could be the hassle of carrying them around, a risk factor due to the nature of your job, the time they take up in your daily routine, or simply the associated expenses

Is LASIK safe? Here are the possible health risks of laser eye surgeryIn such a case, one may consider the option of laser eye surgery. Commonly referred to as LASIK – which stands for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis – this type of surgery uses a laser to correct problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. As evident from the popularity of the surgery, eye health experts assure that serious […]

Playing outdoors can be beneficial to your child’s eyesight

More time outdoors had a protective effect and reduced the chances that a child would go on to need myopic refractive correction in the future. The size of the effect was impressive

Playing outdoors can be beneficial to your child’s eyesightThe ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of their eyes? While conventional wisdom dictates that children should do less up-close viewing, sit farther from the television and perhaps even wear their eyeglasses less, we have […]

Constant psychological stress can cause vision loss, finds study

The study, published in the EPMA Journal, is based on a comprehensive analysis of hundreds of published research and clinical reports on the relationship of stress and ophthalmologic diseases

Constant psychological stress can cause vision loss, finds studyWhen a person loses their eyesight, they may experience a high level of mental stress in the form of worries and anxiety about the situation. Sometimes, in more severe circumstances, depression and social isolation may ensue. But does the reverse also occur? Can stress actually lead to a loss of vision? A new study, published […]

Maintaining healthy vision can help elders stay mentally sharp

Waning eyesight may hasten the pace of cognitive decline in older people, suggests a U.S. study

Maintaining healthy vision can help elders stay mentally sharpThe results suggest that vision fixes, like a new eyeglass prescription or surgery to remove cataracts, can go a long way toward helping older people stay mentally sharp, said lead author D. Diane Zheng of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “Taking care of your vision is important in order to maintain good […]